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Our Proposal for Crime Victims Rights

An amendment to the Constitution Act, 1982 (79)
To protect all Canadian crime victims’ and their rights.

Section :Legal Rights
Amendment by adding at the end of Para. 15 subsection 2

CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS
Para 16 Crime victims’ rights.
.a) RIGHTS OF CRIME VICTIMS
A victim of crime has the following rights:

1. The right to be reasonably protected from the accused including safety and security in the criminal justice process and to adjudicative decisions that duly consider the victim’s safety.
2. The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any public proceeding involving the crime or of any release, parole, pardon or escape of the accused or convicted.
3. The right not to be excluded from any public proceeding.
4. The right to be reasonably heard at any public proceeding including parole, release, plea, or sentencing.
5. The right to confer with the attorney for the Government in the case.
6. The right to full and timely restitution as provided in law and to adjudicative decisions that duly consider the victim’s just and timely claims to restitution.
7. The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay and to adjudicative decisions that duly consider the victim’s interest in avoiding unreasonable delay.
8. The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for the victim’s dignity and privacy.
9. The right to restorative compensation by the state.

Joe Wamback CCVF Founder

Joe Wamback